Click on a letter for the list of terms beginning with that letter. This glossary contains a list of words or terms that may help you get a handle on the world of dental care.
in the construction of crowns or pontics, a layer of tooth-colored material, usually, but not limited to, composite, porcelain, ceramic or acrylic resin, attached to the surface by direct fusion, cementation, or mechanical retention; also refers to a restoration that is luted to the facial surface of a tooth.
any of a series of surgical procedures designed to increase relative alveolar ridge height.
Similar to health or dental insurance, vision insurance provides coverage for issues related to eye health. There are a wide variety of plans available with and without copayments from a number of companies. Most vision insurance policies include yearly exams and full or partial coverage for glasses, contacts, and sunglasses.